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Pre-Teenage Kicks

Belfast is awash with exciting up-and-coming music talents but often these acts aren’t accessible to younger music lovers. With Pre-Teenage Kicks kids get to experience all the excitement of a live music show in an event specifically designed for them. Our next show which is part of the Young at Art Festival features headliners RUNAWAY [GO]  bringing their distinctive brand […]

The Lap Off

Homeless since the demise of Trans Festival we’re delighted that the 8th Annual Belfast Lap Off will close the Northern Ireland Science Festival this year on Sunday 28th February. The Lap Off pits our best electronic musicians and DJs against each other in gladiatorial knockout rounds of ten minutes each and crowd reaction decides who wins. Think 8 Mile with […]

Street Art Walking Tour

Belfast is famous for its Street Art; images showing the murals of the conflict have flashed across TV screens worldwide for decades. But where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us? Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where Street Art has flourished, where artists from around the world have […]

Mini Midweek Magic Club

Once a year we do a kids version of our Midweek Magic Club and this year again we’re doing two shows on 9th March. There will be a show at 4pm and 5.45pm and both shows will be 90m long Four expert magicians will thrill you with their skills on the stage, as well as showing you some close up […]

What is Family Friendly? – Redux 1st February 2016

Two and a half years ago, as part of our #CNB365 campaign I wrote a blog about something that I felt was fundamental to the success of Culture Night, something that was very often lacking in the way people programme events in Belfast – being family friendly. That doesn’t mean ‘having something for the kids’, by family friendly I mean […]

Small business Santa 2015 22nd December 2015

Well we’re a bit behind with our annual plea for y’all to consider us and other small businesses for your Christmas shopping needs this year. So we’re gonna make it super simple for you… TODAY! Tuesday 22nd December at the Black Box pretty much all the usual people we would point you in the direction of, CQAF, Leo Boyd, Black […]

Invisible Women 8th December 2015

Before the summer Adam, Caolan and I met to talk about the upcoming year of Midweek Magic Clubs. (Believe it or not, we do plan these things. At least a bit…) We were talking about possible special events, festival tie-ins, guest magicians we’d like to invite. There is this guy, and that guy, and he’s great… “Are there any women?” […]

Trust me, I’m a creative… 11th November 2015

 Two years ago now I was asked to contribute to a panel about the future of collaboration in 2050. I did it a bit last minute  and as a result was a little long so I never blogged it, but as time has gone on I keep coming back to the ideas in it. Basically despite all the funding cuts […]

Why we march (3/11/15) 3rd November 2015

This lunchtime we will be part of a rally for the arts at Stormont. Our blog history is full of things rants about cuts to the arts but the briefing doc that the organisers have prepared is a perfect one stop shop for facts on what’s wrong and what’s needed from our politicians in the coming years. Briefing Document Stormont […]

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